Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Origin: Rivero Gil, La Libertad13-9-1930

Purpose: This political cartoon shows Primo De Rivera stabbing some kind of animal, portraying him in a crazy and angry way.  Underneath the cartoon it says "the expired dictator".

Value: La Liberdad was a newspaper, created before Primo De Rivera came to power.  They advocated free speech and didn't hold back with their criticisms about Primo.

Limitations: The animal that Primo is killing is obviously a central part of the cartoon, but it is a bit unclear as to exactly what it represents. 

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